TE KURA WAENGANUI O AWA KAIRANGI PRINCIPAL’S REPORT

TE KURA WAENGANUI O AWA KAIRANGI 16th October 2014
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Welcome back to Term 4. I hope both you and your children had a relaxing and enjoyable couple
of weeks and that the children have come back refreshed and ready for a busy last term of the year.
There is certainly a lot happening in Term 4, especially for our Year 8 students who start the
transition process to move on to their various high schools. Some secondary schools have already
started their interview and testing processes and Hutt Valley High School is during week 4.
We are starting to finalise classes, student and staff numbers for 2015 and we would appreciate it if
you could let us know if you have a current Year 7 child who will NOT be returning next year. If
your current Year 7 student is returning, you do not need to let us know and they will automatically
be placed in a Year 8 class.
The warm weather has also necessitated another reminder. With the onset of puberty children’s
hormones begin to cause many changes in their bodies. One of these changes is a significant
increase in the amount of sweat produced and a resulting increase in body odour.
We ask that you encourage your children to do the following:
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have a shower or bath on a daily basis;
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wear a clean school polo shirt, PE top and socks every day;
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take their PE gear home every night and wash it, not just leave it at school all week to be worn
over and over again;
wear deodorant, but please note that spray deodorants are not allowed to be used at school
as the spray activates our fire alarm sensors.
Getting children into good personal hygiene habits now will set them in good stead as they reach
adulthood. We appreciate your help with getting this message to your children.
Have a great weekend.
Mike
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ABSENCE LINE 570 3101 - You can ring this number any time of the day or night.
PLEASE call prior to 9am to let us know if your child is going to be away. Please speak clearly
and leave a BRIEF message with your child’s name and the reason they will be away from school
Telephone: 939 8800
Email: [email protected] Website:
www.huttintermediate.school.nz
PLEASE REMEMBER TO LET THE OFFICE KNOW IF ANY OF YOUR CONTACT DETAILS CHANGE
SCHOOL CALENDAR
Labour Day Holiday: Monday 27th October
Year Group Photos: Tuesday 28th October
HVHS Testing: Wednesday 5th November
Hutt Intermediate Production: Wednesday 5th November—6pm
HVHS Testing: Thursday 6th November
Hutt Intermediate Production: Thursday 6th November—7pm
MERIT CERTIFICATES
Congratulations to the following students who have recently received
Merit Certificates: Jackson Nevin, Yashika Sharma, Amelie To’o, Chris Watt, Floyd
Legaspi, Jasana Fatialofa, Alex Smith, Caelin Patterson, Harmony-Rose Gerrard,
Charlotte Galloway, Queena Ye, Brendan Gee, Dylan Benson, Seth Loughran, Sam
Wright, Daniel Robinson, Robert Lister, Jake Horne, Jen Lun, Marcell Black, Jacob
Lennon, Willem Hanekom, Kyla Savage, Harshinder Rathorne, Haylee Wick, Merygens
Murillo Tombe, Keyonte Borell-Sinag, Luka Robinson-Davis, Matthew Wilson, Eva
Wagner, Alleanna Salvador, Nandita Guda, Bryce Cottle, Oliver Hayman, Kishan Reddy, Zoe Hiotakis, Tom
Gillatt, Rose Lowe, Anna Cammock-Nicholls, Sarah Codyre, Tasman Hauparoa, Alex Hamilton, Olivia-Rose
Pudney, Sera Tufuga, Kylen Neale, Daniel Hall, Jack Carran, Saela Solomon, Casey Cowpland, Emily Goldberg,
Rochan Patel, Jonny Smith, Delaney Taingahue, Aaliyah Churchill.
HUTT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
UNIFORM EXPECTATIONS
No jewellery may be worn except one pair of simple ear studs and a simple signet ring. Hair must be tied
back from the face so that vision is not impaired, and hair longer than collar length must be tied back
completely. This rule applies to girls and boys.
Extreme hair styles are not permitted and only natural hair colours are acceptable. Headbands and hair
accessories are to be plain and dark in colour.
No hairspray, spray deodorants or other aerosols are permitted at school. No nail polish on fingers or toes
is permitted. Under garments are not to be visible when uniform is worn correctly.
It is important that the above uniform expectations are adhered to and please respect the following
requests:
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Please carefully read the prospectus and ensure that when you are buying shoes, socks and
stockings, they comply with the uniform code.
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Please ensure that ALL clothing, shoes and possessions have your child’s name clearly marked.
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Please see that your child changes into his/her ordinary clothes after school, as this ensures the
school uniform remains in good condition for the two years he/she is here. We also insist that
students go home first and change before meeting friends after school e.g. at Westfield and
Melling Skatepark.
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Please write an explanatory note if for some reason (e.g. dry cleaning, shoe repairs), your child is
unable to wear the correct uniform.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPORT?
SOFTBALL: The HV Intermediate Softball tournament is being held this Wednesday 22nd October
at Fraser Park. All spectators welcome.
BOYS’ & GIRLS’ TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Well done to all those who represented us at the
Intermediate Tennis tournament held last Tuesday at Mitchell Park. Congratulations to Claire
Brownlie who won the girls Open division, Lulu Jansen who came 3rd and Emma Hansen who won
the Consolation Plate. The boys Consolation Plate winner was Lachie Forbes and Matt Musgrave
was the runner up. Well done!
FAST 5 NETBALL: Charlotte Gollan and I will be running a Fast 5 competition next term on
Monday’s after school, here at Hutt Intermediate. This is open to any Year 7 or 8 student. This is a
great way for players to continue to grow their netball skills in the off season. Entries are due in
tomorrow.
TOUCH RUGBY: The Wellington Inter-intermediate Touch Rugby Tournament is being held on
Wednesday 29th October at Hutt Park. Players should have brought home a notice today if they are
involved. All spectators welcome.
Paula Willis-Love
CONGRATULATIONS
During the school holiday Danielle Krech-Watene went to Auckland to compete in the Taekwondo
New Zealand Nationals. Danielle Krech-Watene finished with being a Gold Medallist Cadet female
under 41KG. Well done Danielle.
Hutt Valley High School Enrolment
If your child is going to attend Hutt Valley High School in 2015, please ensure that you have
enrolled them. You can contact Jodie Murden on 566 4584, or go to the Hutt Valley High School
office. Enrolments cannot be left at Hutt Intermediate office.
HUTT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL PRESENTS [email protected]
Starring Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledee and Tweedledum and of course, Alice. Tickets are available
NOW and will be selling fast so remember to return your order slip with money as soon as possible
to avoid disappointment! The form for purchasing tickets will be coming home with your child
today.
There are two amazing nights to see [email protected] Opening night is a pre-fireworks show on
Wednesday the 5th of November at 6pm- this will keep the kids entertained before dark! The
second show is on Thursday the 6th of November at 7pm. Children are $5 and adults are $10. Come
along and enjoy a visit to the psychedelic, mesmerising and enthralling world of Wonderland!
HUTT INTERMEDIATE WEARABLE ARTS GROUP SCHOOL VISIT
The Hutt Intermediate Wearable Arts Group had a busy Term 3. First, it was invited to
put on a display of costumes that had been made at the school over the past four
years at the Artsplash festival. These had to be dusted off, repaired and adjusted to fit.
The costumes made such an impact that a selection were chosen by the Wellington
Literary Association to go on display at a national conference in Tauranga. This was
such a success that the Wearable Arts Group has been booked to do a presentation at
next year’s conference to be held in Wellington. Next, the Wearable Arts Group was
invited to spend half a day at Sacred Heart Petone modelling their creations and
working with the students at the school to create designs based on the theme ‘The
Elements’. Well done to the Wearable Arts group, they were excellent ambassadors.
YOUNG DESIGNERS ARE NATIONAL WINNERS
Congratulations to the Hutt Intermediate Young Designers group. All the girls who
entered won a prize in the national ‘Young Designers Awards’ competition based in
Christchurch. Hutt Intermediate topped all the categories it entered. The girls’ success
was well deserved – the result of many hours work at after school and weekend
workshops, as well as a week of solid stitching during the term2/3 school holidays.
The individual results are:
Evening Wear
Costume
1st: Hannah Mumm
2nd: Anna Commock-Nicholls
3rd: Natasha Sukha & Yasmin Lala
1st: Sarah Codyre
2nd: Nina Simmons
3rd: Rosie Simmons
High Street Fashion
1st: Alex Peters & Jen Lun
2nd: Tegan Bennik
Triathlon – Introductory Skills Clinic
To kick-start the new season the Wellington Triathlon Club coaches, Gerrard Smith and Jenny Rose
have designed a Triathlon Introductory Skills Clinic that includes:
Skill and technique training in all 3 disciplines: swim, bike, and run
Discussions around triathlon rules, preparing for events, and how to get started in the sport
Training tips and advice
The opportunity to meet and connect with others starting out in the sport
Register now – only $25 – Spaces are limited to 20 athletes so get in quick!
Key Information:
Athletes Aged 11-14 years
30 November 2014, 9am to 12pm
Swim at Freyberg pool; Cycle & run at Haitaitai Velodrome
Prerequisites
To join these sessions you will need:
Togs and goggles for swimming (in the pool only – no wetsuit)
The ability to swim 100m or more continuously
Your own bike and cycling-suitable helmet
Running shoes and clothing
Bring a drink bottle, and maybe a snack
All abilities are welcome whether a first timer or not – everyone will learn plenty and have fun in the
process.
Note for Parents
We will NOT be riding on the road – riding will occur at the Haitaitai Velodrome.
Parents/caregivers will be required to transport children and bikes from Freyberg pool to the
Velodrome during this session.
For more information: Call Gerrard on 021 39 09 61 or Jenny on 027 24 23 527